Hack Attack,Nick Davies

not supposed to be read by anybody

not supposed to be read by anybody

isbn: 978070187309 is an Orwell prize list nominated and a book on Rupert Murdochs (my blog) phone hacking operation. Hopefully it will be better than this (my blog). The lesson being neutral rather than being an actual piece on the chess board.

Nick Davies starts from the beginning and plods along and after the fact makes this a good read but it does raise questions about the misuse of ripa* and when the police get cosy with the media.

Another interesting fact with with Max Clifford (my blog) who was compensated in the form guaranteed sales of ‘exclusives‘ (my blog) to the value of a million pounds.  I wonder if that ever happened in light what happened as Cllifford got scooped.

One question not answered is do the murdochs have access to sky clients data and phone calls.  I assume yes.

Overall the Murdoch family has been shown up as crooks and liars and corrupt in there boardroom activities so being a shareholder means absolutely zero in influence terms.  But somebody will try and be crook like Murdoch again.

5/5 bananas.

I can also recommend a firefox extension called firerupert, if you occassionally visit a murdoch page it will alert you.

* a law that captures data to be misused.

oh that sounds interesting but – the netflix series problem

netflixBananas and the rest of the monkey house is having issues with netflix.

Mine our that i may have started a series (my blog) but never finished it. I cant remember where i stopped when i gave up watching it first time arround.

The monkey houses issue is alsoto do with series, they do not know how to get episode 2.

I could resolve that for the zoo, but the interest seems low, as to my problem many of the wiki articles seem to be bereft of entries (my blog), and imdb is also of little help.

A no brainer gnutls v modssl

I like gnutls (my blog) it again was attack proof from logjam although that seems to affect weaker pki than what i use. However in apache modssl gets the most attention and unless i recompile apache and everything else on wheezy (my blog) i am not going to get tls 1.1 with modssl. with the 2.2 branch.

jesseSo gnutls is a no brainer. It will be interesting to see if when I go to Jesse (as in stable not debian testing) i keep with gnutls or go back to issue encumbered openssl.

Somehow i think gnutls is going to win that.

Sieve in the wild

sieveThe zoo has a complex cyrus imap server (my blog) that just works* despite hosting four zoos email on it in separate namespaces.

I was never bothered about sieve until recently after having the server do sieve as it depends of who you believe that the port reference number keeps changing**. Apparently it’s port was in the 2000’s and shared with something else but 4190 is now the thing. It was sort of there but i was missing a few steps

Eventually after ten or so years i decide to fix it  I had to do some brief chown’ing of files as well but it looks good.  Hell even web clients can do it once you set a home for the files in your zoo.cyrus.conf file say.

sievedir: /var/lib/sieve/zoo1

spoungebobhomeI like cyrus for imap despite the confusion on where sieve should live.

* several distros, and versions later  ** you can change the assignment in an etc file.


Happy Harold Camping Day!

Harold Camping failed meet jesus two yeas ago

Today marks Harold Camping is overdue an end of the world by four years.

So lets wish Harold (who has yet to return from the dead and so is overdue) and his alive cult believers a happy anniversary.

Happy Harold Camping day everybody

The adsp conundrum.

secretHeard of it ? If you said/thought no then your no alone. Its part of dkim (my blog) and if you have no idea what that is like yahoo then do not worry about it.

I have dkim, so adsp should not be hard. its not but testing it is.

Amavis (my blog) validates it but the only adsp test i find was on rbl list. The IEEE wondered also why the fuck nobody else had heard of it but then they did not want to know more without paying.

Lets face it the ieee is not something we all admire and its a bit secretive.

I am none the wiser but we really dont want to err ‘use’ adsp do we after all its a secret.

Sisyphus is still a role model

Sisyphus is still a role model

I hear ieee black helicopters coming – you did not read this.

‘DID YOU SAY SOMETHING’, the perils of voting


its a long way Tipperary

Voting in elections (my blog)  usually means more old people than young people and on the previous vote day and i was offered hearing aids, and a concert of world war music god bless them ukip old age freaks.

Being two things that neither appeal or make voting an attractive proposition to ‘young’ people.



Yahoo web email going mega retard

Yahoo is a company i don’t ‘get’  This is yahoo ‘web’ mail

postscreen[x]: CONNECT from []:43852 to [x]:25
postscreen[x]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from []:43852: 450 4.3.2 Service currently unavailable; from=<x@btinternet.com>, to=<y>, proto=ESMTP, helo=<nm3-vm0.bullet.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>
postscreen[x]: CONNECT from []:37027 to [x]:25
postscreen[x]: PASS OLD []:37027
postman pat is faster than yahoo

postman pat is faster than yahoo

So OK they are not rfc compliant – no mx ?, or do dkim (my blog). and there postscreen intolerant (my blog).

Yahoo have a few issues, and i commented out the postscreen stuff to get an yahoo mail. Then an onslaught of crap came in.

If yahoo cannot send email as it is poorly configured with no mx, high ports (port 25 is down a bit) then postscreen is worth its weight in gold

Postscreen is essential, yahoo email is err in need of some help.

Twelve hours later* and said email come through.  Sort of makes the physical post office seem fast.  Mind that is probably this guys fault (my blog).

If you have yahoo mail – you have issues

* a sign of problems



Olive Cooke and charities nasty side

retard says sorryOlive Cooke (guardian not here) is either a idiot or a fool who gave and gave and got no thanks despite being an unpaid charity worker.

There are two ways of looking at this.

  1. Her donations are really state benefits redistributed.
  2. Charity is nasty (my blog)

I understand why she sold poppies (not the drugs) being from a generation when death was expected (my blog) but i do think charities have got a bit out of hand with six figure salaries to u2 band members and that pink ribbon cancer stuff where about 1% of thing goes to charity rather than what you think because of the marketing and Susan G. Komen (wikipedia) does rather well and does not cure.  There’s money in this charity game unless your Olive Cooke


Gambling adverts – why the house always wins

I do not do Gambling (my blog), but the gambling industry does like to advertise and that is where Bananas see logic failings. If you gamble that’s your choice and i am not judging anybody. Just the terms like..

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceFirst up are the odds that some firms mention and others do not one offers 100-1 odds, so i assume that the other 99 times you lose.

Now assuming that x million currency was won i assume that at 100-1 thats a 1% payout meaning 99% of the odds are won by the gambling company for there expenses and profit.

Now i also  hear from these adverts that they offer million* currency jackpots.  But then there are some exclusive to them and i assume others shared by other companies players jackpots so those odds might go fro 100-1 to 400-1.

The world of gambling might be a dynamic environment but the house still wins.

* not in inflationary countries